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About GRU ยป The GRU Authority

The GRU Authority meets every month. The meetings are held in the Multipurpose Room of the GRU Administrative Building, located at 301 SE 4th Ave., in downtown Gainesville and are open to the public.

Upcoming GRU Authority Board Meetings
  • Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: GRU Administration Building Multipurpose Room, 301 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

Meeting Agenda

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Frequently Asked Questions

GRU Authority Board Members


Craig Carter 


A former Gainesville commissioner, Carter is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish realtors. Carter is a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club and vice chair of the Gainesville Regional Airport Authority. 

David Haslam


Haslam is the owner of Campus Scooters of Gainesville, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and serves as the production team leader at Victory Church in Gainesville.

Eric Lawson


Lawson is the Chief Executive Officer of HCA North Florida Regional Hospital. Holding multiple executive leadership positions in hospitals over the past 30 years, he most recently served as the Division Chief Financial Officer for HCA TriStar. Lawson earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tennessee Technological University.

Robert "Chip" Skinner


Skinner is the president of Gainesville Area Lacrosse, Inc., a coach and volunteer for Alachua County Public Schools and an assistant coach at the Lacrosse Club of Gainesville. Skinner earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida.